Interesting People Along The Way

CURIOSITIES Animals with Trump’s Hairstyle!

Don’t say zoologists are too serious to have humour … YES, THE USA GOT A NEW PRESI- DENT – Donald J. Trump! The millionaire with the fuzzy blond hairstyle.  And would you believe that he got contem- poraries in the animal world, named after him, because the zoologists discovered that the had the same weird … Continue reading »

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DIET The Recipe Of A Great Clown

HE WAS THE GREATEST, the most famous and richest clown of the 20th century: GROCK (1880-1959). A Swiss artists, who – being an almost uncontrollable gourmet, and when not performing his not only hilarious but very arduous gymnastic acts – gained tremendous weight. „It could be 16 kilos in ten weeks“, he complained, „from 68 … Continue reading »

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ART Dive Into The World Of The Blaschkas

Unbelievable what these Bohemian glassmakers created … IT’S A MAN-MADE WONDER, what father & son Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka, Bohemien Czechs and glass artists, between 1822 and 1939 produced. I had no idea that they even existed, and that there are about 5000 of their unbelievable figurines are still „alive“ all over the globe and … Continue reading »

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ADVENTURE The Son Like The Father …?!

The strange double-meaning trip of Louis Bird across the Pacific WHY DOES HE WANT TO DO IT, I asked myself, when the Englishman Louis Bird announced his intention, to row across the Pacific from Monterey (California) to Honolulu (Hawaii). I hadn’t forgotten that his father Peter Bird had vanished while rowing from Vladivostok (East Sibiria) … Continue reading »

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PEOPLE Yes, There Are Men With 12 Fingers …

… and you know, what their traditional profession is – waiters! WITH MY OWN EYES I HAVE SEEN TWO OF THIS SPECIES! One in a restaurant in Girona (Catalunya) and one on a plane to Tirana (Albania). Both were waiters, but when I met them, I didn’t see anything unusual. They had indeed six fingers … Continue reading »

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NOBILITY 1000 Years In The Same Chateau …

Look & read what I discovered in Southern France! THIS STORY HAS TWO ASPECTS, and both are incredible! North of Nimes I came through the small town of Uzes, saw an enormous fortress with 60 m / 180 feet high towers in the center, noble flag flying from the top, went through the immense portal, … Continue reading »

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ANIMALS Hunting The Seadragon …

Let’s follow Dr. Greg Rouse to the shores of Southern Australia! FIRST, THERE WAS AN UNEXPECTED DISCOVERY along the southern coast of Australia: A new form of a species, not seen for 150 years!!! A „Ruby Seadragon“ or Phyllopteryx deweysea, a Syngnathidae, belonging to the Seahorse family. A blood-red monster-like animal, which obviously sprang from … Continue reading »

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EXPLORATION Antarctica – A Billionaire’s Hobby

Meet Frederik D. A. Paulsen, a giant in many fields ANVENTURING BILLIONAIRES ARE RARE, real ones. There are a few, mainly flying high and ballooning (like Richard Branson). Most of them finance expedition, insist on being called „participants“ and later pinning the success (if there is one) on their lapel. Not so Frederik D. A. … Continue reading »

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ART A Unique Chance in the Musee d’Orsay …

Watch restaurateurs while they save a huge Courbet painting! IT’S THE CHANCE OF A LIFETIME TO SEE THIS! You enter the Musee d’Orsay in Paris, look for the sale with the paintings of Gustave Courbet – and there you see an enormous plexiglass cage. Inside are up to four ladies and gentleman who restore „L’Atelier … Continue reading »

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PROPERTY Interesting People … (No. 20)

Did you know that the Benetton family owns Argentina?On one side are the Mapuche Indians, on the other side the members of the Benetton family. The first are very poor and for ages even without rights, the others own one of the most successful and popular textile companies, belong to the richest people in Italy … Continue reading »

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